Scenery

Scenery

Pyrenées Emotions is located in a sunny spot on top of the “Col des Ares” and is situated in an old beech-wood, at the foot of the “Pic du Gar” (1756 m)

 

On Col des Ares multiple touristic routes join together;

  • GR78 and the route to Compostella (long distance walks)
  • Startingpoint of ATB-routes and a well known mountaintop (Col) of the “Tour de France” for racing cyclist.
  • D618 (route des Cols des Pyrenees), the classic and beloved route for motorcycles and oldsmobiles which runs from east to west (trans pyrenees route).
  • At a 15 minutes walk you’ll find the little natural lake of Saint Pé d’Ardet, in which in summertime a lot of swimming takes place.

Cultural places of interest

  • Cathedral Saint Bertrand de Comminges & Basilica de Valcabrère
  • The caves of Gargas
  • Thermalbaths of Luchon
  • Lourdes, place of pilgrimage
  • Ruïns of Chateau Bramevaque
  • Tour de France (since 1910 very often passing the Col des Ares)

Natural place of interest

  • Waterfall; Cascades d’Enfer Luchon en Gouffre Saoule, Mauléon Barousse,
  • Waterfall and high mountains in Spain; Artiga de Lin en Saut deth Pish
  • Mountainlake; Lac d’Oo en Lac de Bareilles
  • Bergtochten; Pic du Gar et Pic (1756 m) du Cagire (1850 m)
  • Port de Bales, Col de portillion d’Aspet, Col de Menthé, Col de Peyragudes
  • Roman bridge; Le pont d’Esbareich
  • Spotting Red Deer(mid september until mid oktober).